Taft College General Education Certification

Breadth Pattern for the California State University System

A ENGLISH LANGUAGE COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING (9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with at least one course each from A1, A2, and A3) Units Grade √ if CERTIFIED
A1-Oral Communication: SPCH 1507, SPCH 1511
A2-Written Communication: ENGL 1500
A3-Critical Thinking: ENGL 1600; PHIL 1520
Courses from other colleges: _______________________________
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B SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING (9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with at least one course each from Physical Science, Life Science [at least one to contain a lab component] and Mathematics/Quantitative reasoning)
B1-Physical Science: ASTR 1511; BIOL 1513;CHEM 1510, CHEM 2211; ESCI 1520; GEOG 1510; GEOL 1500, GEOL 1501; PHYS 1510, PHYS 2221; PSCI 1520
B2-Life Science: ANTH 1501; BIOL 1500, BIOL 1510, BIOL 2201, BIOL 2202, BIOL 2203, BIOL 2250, BIOL 2255, BIOL 2257, BIOL 2260; CHEM 1520
B3-Laboratory Activity: ASTR 1511; BIOL 1501, BIOL 1510, BIOL 2201, BIOL 2202, BIOL 2203, BIOL 2250, BIOL 2256, BIOL 2257; CHEM 1510, CHEM 2211; ESCI 1520; GEOL 1500, GEOL 1501; PHYS 2221; PSCI 1520
B4-Mathematical/Quantitative Reasoning: MATH 1500, MATH 1520, MATH 1530, MATH 1540, MATH 2100; PSYC 2200; STAT 1510
Courses from other colleges: _______________________________
AP Exam: __________________________
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C ARTS AND HUMANITIES (9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required with at least one course each in Arts and Humanities)
C1-Arts: ARTH 1500, ARTH 1510, ARTH 1520, ARTH 2030, ARTH 2040; DRAM 1510, DRAM 1535; HUM 2010; MUSC 1510, MUSC 1520
C2-Humanities: ENGL 1600, ENGL 2100, ENGL 2150, ENGL 2600, ENGL 2650, ENGL 2700, ENGL 2750; HIST 2202, HIST 2204, HIST 2231, HIST 2232; HUM 1500, HUM 2010; PHIL 1501, PHIL 1531; SPAN 1601, SPAN 1602, SPAN 2001, SPAN 2002
Courses from other colleges: _______________________________
AP Exam: __________________________
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D SOCIAL SCIENCES (9 semester or 12-15 quarter units required)
D0-Sociology and Criminology: ADMJ 1501, ADMJ 1502; SOC 1510, SOC 2110, SOC 2120, SOC 2141
D1-Anthropology & Archeology: ANTH 1512, ANTH 1524; ARCH 1501
D2-Economics: ECON 2120, ECON 2210
D3-Ethnic Studies: SOC 2110
D4-Gender Studies: PSYC 2038, SOC 2038
D5-Geography: GEOG 1520
D6-History: HIST 2202, HIST 2204, HIST 2210, HIST 2231, HIST 2232, HIST 2270
D7-Interdisciplinary Social or Behavioral Science: ECEF 1531; RECR 1510
D8-Political Science, Government & Legal Institutions: POSC 1501, POSC 2005
D9-Psychology: PSYC 1500, PSYC 2003, PSYC 2030, PSYC 2033, PSYC 2038; SOC 2038
Courses from other colleges: _______________________________
AP Exam: _______________________
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E LIFELONG LEARNING & SELF-DEVELOPMENT (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units, not all in physical activity)
ECEF 1531; HLED 1510; PSYC 1500, PSYC 2030, PSYC 2033; RECR 1510; SOC 2141
Physical Education Activity Course (limit 1 unit): PHED 1510, PHED 1542,
Courses from other colleges: _______________________________
AP Exam: ________________________
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U.S. HISTORY, CONSTITUTION AND AMERICAN IDEALS (This is not a General Education Breadth Pattern requirement; however, these courses should be completed prior to transferring to any CSU campus)
Complete two (2) courses, one from group 1 and one from group 2 Group 1: HIST 2231, HIST 2232 Group 2: POSC 1501 ______________________
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TOTAL UNITS CERTIFIED ____ ____ ________ Certified

CSU Graduation Requirements

The CSU graduation requirements listed below are NOT part of the CSU GE Requirements, but may be completed prior to transfer.

AMERICAN HISTORY AND INSTITUTIONS – 6 semester units or 9-12 quarter units, with one course selected from each group (American History and Institutions courses may also be credited toward satisfying GE requirements from Areas C and D):

US-1: Historical development of American institutions and ideals— HIST 2231 (formerly History 17A); HIST 2232, (formerly History 17A); score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement US History

US-2: U.S. Constitution and government—POSC 1501; score of 3 or higher on Advanced Placement US Government and Politics

(NOTE: Advanced Placement Government and Politics only meets US-2 requirement, not US-3 requirement. If using AP credit to meet US-2, students will still need to complete an additional class in California State Government after transfer)

US-3: California state and local government—POSC 1501

Advanced Placement (AP) Examination in CSU General Education–Breadth Certification

The Advanced Placement examinations listed in Figure 2-4 at the end of this chapter may be incorporated into the certification of completion of CSU General Education-Breadth requirements by any participating institution. Students must have scored 3, 4 or 5 on an Advanced Placement examination listed below to receive the credit indicated. All CSU campuses will accept the minimum units shown below and apply them toward fulfillment of the designated General Education-Breadth area, if the examination is included as part of a full or subject-area certification, and units toward admission.

Please note: Individual CSU campuses may choose to accept more units than those specified in the “Advanced Placement Examination in CSU GE” chart (See Academic Policies and Procedures section) toward completion of General Education-Breadth or admission requirements. The CSU campus to which the student is transferring determines the total number of units to be awarded for successful completion of Advanced Placement examination(s) and how the exam scores may apply to other graduation requirements.

See the chart in the Academic Policies and Procedures section for details on the AP credit CSU allows.

International Baccalaureate (IB) Examination in CSU General Education–Breadth Certification

Some IB exams may be used on the CSU GE pattern. Please see a counselor for a list of the International Baccalaureate (IB) exams that may be used on the CSU GE pattern.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) in CSU General Education–Breadth Certification

Some CLEP exams may be used on the CSU GE pattern. See the chart in the Academic Policies and Procedures section for a list of the College Level Examination Program exams that may be used on the CSU GE pattern.